Batavia City Schools Open on Monday, December 6

To Our BCSD Community,

We have been working in close collaboration with the Batavia Police Department and Chief of Police Shawn Heubusch since the reports of social media threats of violence in our district surfaced yesterday. 

As of this afternoon, the Batavia Police Department’s investigation has found no evidence of a credible threat against our district.

BCSD has been cleared to resume all activities beginning Saturday, December 4, and schools will open for all students on Monday, December 6.

As a precautionary measure, there will be an increased police presence in and around our buildings for all activities this weekend and next week.

The Batavia Police Department continues to work in collaboration with the FBI and Secret Service to monitor all social media threats to ensure the continued safety of the district’s students and staff.

If any student or family has any additional information regarding the threats, we ask that you please contact the Batavia Police Department at (585) 345-6350 or the confidential tip line at (585) 345-6370. 

We appreciate your patience, cooperation, and support during this very challenging and distressing time. We are prioritizing the safety and mental health of our students and staff, and will make counselors available for those in need of assistance. We’ll take time in the coming days, weeks, and months to listen and engage with our community to ensure the Batavia City School District remains a safe, positive, and welcoming environment for everyone in our district.

Thank you.


Scott Bischoping

Interim Superintendent

Batavia City School District